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Suðurgata 32, Akranes, Iceland

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Overall Rating 87%

From 18 Reviews

Hostel rating (18)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 85%
Security 89%
Service 84%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 87%

Akranes Hostel welcomes you to its family friendly environment. A quiet town, only 50km away from the capital city of Reykjavik.

  • Dorm
    From €27.61
  • Private
    From €65.17
10 or more people?

Akranes Hostel

Hostel Akranes

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The Akranes Hostel is situated in an old and respectable house which used to be the town’s pharmacy. It is located downtown, close to the town square. Akranes has a diverse and friendly community, a thriving sports life, and is close to both the capital and the historically rich areas of West Iceland.

The rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished, with or without en-suite facilities. Guests have access to two fully-equipped kitchens and a spacious lounge.

In Akranes you will find a thriving sports and cultural life as well as interesting museums. The close proximity of the sea attracts many different kinds of birds. Mt Akrafjall can be accessed by car and offers interesting climbs, and Langisandur beach is close at hand. Magnificent views may be enjoyed over Faxaflói bay, the adjacent mountains and the surrounding areas. North of Akrafjall is Grunnafjordur.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 8 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of ISK 700 - 1400 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 to 22:00
From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 23:00
From 08:00 to 12:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+354) 868 3332

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • The lighthouses at Breid (500m to 1km)
  • Akrafjall Mountain (3 to 5km)
  • Glymur Waterfall (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Die JuHe war gut zu finden. Vielleicht war ich zu blauäugig, aber ich hatte noch mit einer Person beim Checkin gerechnet, es gab aber nur ein Telefon und einen Schlüsselkasten. Das Zimmer und die Räume waren echt super.


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Sat 17 Sep 2016

The staff weren't available much, he seemed too busy doing other things, he was helpful when he was around


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Mon 12 Sep 2016

Der Empfang war extrem freundlich und sehr hilfsbereit


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Thu 08 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Several buses run daily between Akranes and Reykjavík centre with a stopover in Mosfellsbær
5 minutes walk to the harbour
Free parking at the hostel

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency appliances
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas


  • Water savers in showers

Sustainability labels

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